Each academic College/Department appoints a Library Liaison Officer (LLO), who acts as the main contact between the College/Department and the Library.
One of the LLO's main roles is to authorise and monitor book ordering and by the department.
Although the Library orders most material for the departments the budget for books and DVDs is held by the College.
The High Demand collection includes material which is needed by many students over a short period of time. Items in the collection might include print books, print journals or DVDs. Only one copy of a title is normally held in this collection.
The Collection is shelved alongside the entrance to the Forum Library; there is a similar collection in St Luke's Library and Penryn Campus Library.
In the first instance, the library will try to obtain electronic content or multiple copies on standard loan, rather than place items in the High Demand collection, in order to maximise their use by students.
However, out of print or difficult to obtain items which are highly used can be placed in the High Demand collection so that they can be shared fairly between students.
Subscriptions to journals, databases and other ongoing commitments are purchased via an institutional budget administered by the library.
Proposals for new subscriptions are welcomed from all teaching and research staff at the University.
Requests can be made by completing the online request form .
Subscription resources have been subject to above inflation price increases over a number of years, meaning that there are significant budget pressures in this area. Therefore it will not be possible to purchase all new requested resources and in some cases it may be necessary to cancel existing subscriptions in order to divert budget to new resources. All requests are scrutinized in terms of budgetary impact and added value they bring to the University.
We consider such information under two headings:
If proposals are approved, but funds are not currently available, the resources will remain on the wishlist and will be re-evaluated if funding is released.
Please be aware that if your request is successful there is often a delay between approval and access to a resource becoming available. The Library will advise you in due course about your request.
If we do not stock a particular book or subscribe to a journal from which you need an article, you may be able to obtain the item from our Document Delivery (Inter-Library Loans) service.
Each department pays for its own loans – ask your Library Liaison Officer for information on who administers the tokens in your department. Alternatively, you can pay for the request yourself.
Full details of the service are available at: http://as.exeter.ac.uk/library/usingthelibrary/ill/
An ISBN is a unique 13 digit number, assigned to a book or similar publication. It denotes the publisher and edition of the book and allows booksellers and purchasers to identify exact versions of a publication. ISBNs are usually only available to purchase in batches of 10 or more. However, for information on obtaining a single ISBN for your publication from the University of Exeter, please contact Phil Hicks. Further information on getting ISBNs can be found on the Nielsen UK ISBN Agency website.
An ISSN is a unique 8 digit number, assigned to a serial publication (e.g. a journal, magazine or electronic journal). It acts as an identifier and allows potential subscribers and readers to locate the exact publication required. To obtain an ISSN for your serial publication, you need to contact the British Library directly. For more details, see the British Library website.